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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel. Additionally, keep in mind that discounted partner fares may not earn miles with US-based carriers.
United is attacking American’s fares on many domestic routes out of the airline’s contested Chicago hub. Fares from Chicago (and vice versa) to Los Angeles (LAX), New York (LGA), San Diego (SAN), Boston (BOS), Dallas (DFW), and other cities are available starting $76 round-trip, or $70 for a same-day turn. Fares are available for mostly weekday departures from September until November. This could make for a good segment or mileage run if you need more flights to qualify for elite status next year.
Route: Chicago (ORD) to many US Cities
Cost: $76+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2016 – November 2016
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Chicago (ORD) to New York (LGA) for $76 round-trip in November:
Chicago (ORD) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $80 round-trip in November:
Chicago (ORD) to Dallas (DFW) for $76 round-trip in November:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: The Flight Deal
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If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below! Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.